DURHAM – Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Joe Biden of Delaware will take part in a public forum at the University of New Hampshire’s Memorial Union Building, Room 336 in Durham at 3:45 pm, Monday, Feb. 5. Sen. Biden will discuss the issues and answer questions from students and members of the UNH and Durham area communities at the free event hosted by the UNH College Democrats.

     Sen. Biden’s visit to UNH is part of a day-long tour of Strafford County. He will make stops in Rochester and Durham before holding a “town hall meeting” with voters at the Dover Public Library, 73 Locust St. in Dover at 6:30 p.m.

     Sen. Biden has represented Delaware in the U.S. Senate since 1973. He is the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and is a ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, chairing the subcommittee on crime and drugs. As chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, Sen. Biden is playing a leading role in shaping Congressional policy on Iraq. He is also recognized as one of the nation’s most powerful and influential voices on terrorism, drug policy and crime prevention.

     Sen. Biden’s visit to UNH is free and open to all. The Dover town hall meeting is also free and open to all, but space is limited and tickets are necessary to assure admission. To reserve a free ticket for the Dover event or for additional information, contact Strafford County Democratic Committee chair Joan Ashwell at (603) 868-3775 or